Welcome to the hide @ Mt Franklin

we offer two types of accommodation

The Hide Studio is self contained and has 2 bedrooms with queen sized beds. It also has a single daybed in the living area. There is a small kitchen and weber BBQ. 

The Hide Homestead B&B Rural Retreat is located in a separate wing of our Adobe homestead. It has one bedroom, a separate sitting room, bathroom (with bath and separate shower) and separate toilet. There are no cooking facilities. 


The rates below are our rates for guests who book direct and are much lower than where you book via an online booking agency.  Most booking companies like Airbnb, Homeaway or Booking.com add considerable fees to our tariff. You have to weigh up whether you wish or need to pay extra for the protections these companies offer. Please consider this before you book.

The Availability/booking page has the current rates which apply to Booking.com. Simply hover over the dates you wish to stay and the nightly tariff will be shown. Where you wish to book directly with us please enter the discount code "DIRECT" when you proceed to the booking process. This will apply an initial discount of $1 which will alert us to the fact that you are a direct booking. Because the booking process is not instant and requires us to approve your booking, we will then apply further discounts to ensure you pay the rates outlined below. Returning guests will receive a further "thank you" discount.

The Hide Studio

Weekends (Friday and Saturday) - $390 based on minimum of 2 nights

Midweek (Sunday - Thursday) - $330 based on minimum of 2 nights

Second bed to be made up (where 2 guests wish to use both bedrooms) - $30

Extra guests (using a bed) - $45 per night

Babies in cots - $0 per night - you must bring your own cot.

Dogs (max 2) - $0

Credit Card Fee - 2% of total tariff.

* occasionally a single night will become available. This will show on our availability calendar and there is likely to be a slightly higher tariff.

What is provided at The Hide Studio?

  • two gas burner
  • small fridge
  • Weber Q100 BBQ
  • kettle and toaster
  • condiments, tea, coffee, small low fat long life milk, oil, vinegar
  • You can order breakfast supplies when booking for $10 per head per day (home-made muesli and sourdough bread, jam, spreads, yoghurt, eggs)

Note - we do not have a microwave because we are totally on solar power and microwaves consume too much power.

It is very important that when you are booking The Hide Studio that you tell us how many beds you require as we do not automatically make up all beds. We want to make sure that when you arrive everything is set up correctly. Where you request us to make up the bed in the second bedroom of the Hide Studio when only 2 guests are staying we will add $30 to the tariff to cover the costs of laundering the extra linen as the tariff assumes 2 adults mean a couple sharing one bed. 


the hide homestead bed & breakfast rural retreat

The Hide Homestead generally offers single nights other than some holiday periods. This is rare in the Daylesford region - especially on weekends. The maximum stay is 3 nights (unless a longer stay is approved by the owners).

Weekends (Friday and Saturday) - $225 per night based on minimum single night 

Midweek (Sunday - Thursday) - $165 per night based on minimum single night

Credit Card Fee - 2% of total tariff.

The tariff is for one or two adults. The Homestead is not suitable for dogs or children.

What is provided at The Hide Homestead B&B Rural Retreat?

  • French linen or luxury quality cotton sheets on the queen sized pillow-top bed.
  • Plush carpet - you won't want to put your shoes back on.
  • Separate north facing living room, designer upholstered lounge chairs and leather couch with views through the vine covered verandah to Mt Franklin.
  • Fully tiled large bathroom with rain shower head and 6 ft bath with views to your private courtyard garden. 
  • Beautiful bath towels and toiletries.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities with bar fridge.
    • Breakfast on first morning- typically we provide our home made sourdough bread which is great for toast, spreads, home made muesli with yoghurt and fresh fruit. You can order subsequent breakfasts for $10 per head per day when you book.

Note - we do not have a microwave because we are totally on solar power and microwaves consume too much power.

All bookings are subject to agreeing to our terms and conditions here


You can check availability for our accommodation by viewing our calendars.

Payment Policy

Bookings are made online and using a credit card

Where you are booking more than 28 days in advance a deposit of 30% (plus 2% credit card fee) is deducted and the balance will be deducted 28 days prior to your arrival. Please ensure you have sufficient funds in your account and the card has not expired. Airbnb will deduct your full tariff when you book.

If you can't or don't want to pay via credit card you can pay by bank transfer however the full tariff is required at booking. You will need to contact us via email or phone (0427547644).


Click here to learn about terms. 

Make an enquiry

If you haven't spoken with us over the phone please complete the form below so we can give you an accurate quote on the tariff and confirm availability for your stay.  Many thanks.

Which Accommodation? *
Please tell us which cottage you are enquiring about.
Name *
Please confirm the number of nights you wish to stay
Number of Guests *
Please tell us how many people wish to stay (please do not include babies in cots).
Babies in cots *
We would not recommend any more than two due to space. Please do not include babies in the guest numbers above or we might overcharge you! Please put 0 for Hide Homestead.
Bedrooms *
The Hide Studio has two bedrooms with queen sized beds. The Hide Homestead has only one bedroom.
Day Bed? *
Would you also like to use the day bed (The Hide @ Mt Franklin which sleeps only 1)? This does not apply to The Hide Homestead so put NO.
Pets *
Do you wish to bring a dog(s)? If so please tell us what breed and a brief description below. For The Hide Homestead please put 0.
Returning Guest? *
Have you stayed at either of the cottages before? If yes please indicate in the message section which accommodation and the name under which the booking was made.
Ready to book *
If you would definitely like to book now please go to our booking page and proceed with your booking. Otherwise we will send you a quote and there will be a link to how to proceed with the quote.
How did you find us? *
Please tell us how you found us. If via a friend or family member please give us their name in the Message below so we can thank them.

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful property.